Wednesday 26 February 2020
Crescendo reviews Beethoven Symphonies 5 & 7
"Manze manages to reconcile differences without ending up at the middle of the road."
"When was the last time any conductor raised in the historically-informed performance practice dared to play Beethoven’s Fifth with so much pathos? His interpretation is about details, colourful and clear in articulation, but simultaneously very dramatic. This recording urges us to reconsider and dismiss many a prejudice."
[Check out the album here:]
Photo by Micha Neugebauer